"Have you heard of OnlyFans? It’s a social media platform – like YouTube or
Access isn’t open to everyone, however. Only subscribers (“fans”) can see the
photos and videos posted by OnlyFans content creators. Most subscriptions cost
around US$10 (A$13.50) a month, with tips as optional extras.
Visiting the OnlyFans homepage, you’re invited to “sign up to support your
favourite creators”. The platform describes itself as a place where “creators
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So, if you’re new to OnlyFans, it may surprise you to learn it is
overwhelmingly understood as a site for adult content. The phrase “to start an
OnlyFans” is commonly understood to mean someone is selling access to erotic,
or sexually explicit, photos and videos of themselves.
Why is there this disconnect? And why is this a problem?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics